CAPE TOWN — Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) fronted by Julius Malema has given billionaire business tycoon Johann Rupert 14 days to respond to its list of demands.
Party supporters rushed at Rupert’s Stellenbosch-based firm, urging it to take action to speed up land redistribution.
On Wednesday, Malema led a crowd of EFF supporters to the gates of Rupert’s business empire, Remgro Limited.
Malema demanded the immediate and fair redistribution of all land owned by Rupert.
“Over 300 years ago they came here and took our land,” Malema said.
The leader of the Red Berets said they also wanted to know how much property the Rupert family owned and how it was acquired.
“The land must be expropriated without compensation, so we are here for this principle,” he said.
The party is also demanding an independently audited report on businessman Johann Rupert’s tax records.
EFF general secretary Marshall Dlamini said he also wanted Rupert to disclose the living, working and pay conditions of workers on family farms.
“…the immediate redistribution, without compensation, of all private land and property currently held by Johann Rupert and all his entities,” Dlamini said.
Company representative Monica Hickman accepted the party’s formal notice.